In the words of the Head of the Girls’ Academy; Paul Brownlie recognises that the Scottish Cup has “involved a lot of travelling for the Celtic U15’s team and they have faced a lot of good teams on route to the final of the Scottish Cup”.
Last year with a younger group of girls in their U15’s team they reached the semi finals; however that would be the end of their journey. This season, they would go one step further and reach the final of the competition where they would face Glasgow City U15’s who were brimming with confidence following their form in the competition.
The result at Toryglen in Glasgow would be a 2-0 victory for Celtic, with a fantastic goal coming from Abby Callaghan and a calm and collected finish from Celtic’s captain, Brogan Malloy, who led by example in a fine display in the final.
Speaking after the match, the ecstatic captain spoke of her team’s victory over a strong Glasgow City team, Brogan believed her team “worked hard today and played really well”.
This element of teamwork was fluent throughout the match as the Celtic girls worked together, constantly putting the Glasgow City team under constant pressure all over the pitch.
Head of the Girls’ Academy, Paul Brownlie spoke of the club and the team’s expectations prior to the tournament: “We want to develop very good footballers that can continue to improve within this club, today our 13’s have won the Scottish Cup also so it hopefully goes to show that we’re promoting the club positively and working hard to develop talent. We want the girls to enjoy themselves and obviously we enter every tournament hoping that we can win it as we believe in the ability of the girls in this squad”.
Paul Brownlie also spoke of what is to come for Celtic in the next few weeks “Next week we are facing Rangers in the league and one point from that would mean that we win the league which would be a great achievement but we’ll try not to have that in our minds and carry on with training as normal this week”.
Should Celtic gain a point from their final match it would cap a fantastic season for this team which has gone from strength to strength from the start of the season. If the team continues in the way of their professional performance today they could well make this a week to remember.